cryophilic

[krahy-oh-fil-ik]

Origin of cryophilic

First recorded in 1940–45; cryo- + -philic
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British Dictionary definitions for cryophilic

cryophilic

adjective
  1. biology able to thrive at low temperatures
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cryophilic in Medicine

cryophilic

[krī′ə-fĭlĭk]
adj.
  1. Having an affinity for or thriving at low temperatures. Used of microorganisms.
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